The Professional Photography Courses

Start an Exciting New Hobby or Career

Features of the Courses

The Professional Photography Courses are provided online.
You study at home in your own time and at your own pace.

Certificate and Diploma Courses

Cutting edge online courses in Professional Photography

Leading Photographers

Leading photographers contribute their knowledge

24/7 Support

Ask for assistance at any time

Exclusive Facebook Group

Connect with over 20,000 students worldwide

Product Discounts

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Payment Options

Flexible payment options


Free website portfolio to display your work


7 day money back guarantee

Personal Tutor

Personal tutor to assist you and mark your assignments


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  • Rachel Oliveri

  • 01/01/2022

Justin has provided excellent feedback…

Justin has provided excellent feedback in a timely manner. Some of the course material has been difficult to understand but...

  • Yulia Kalinkina

  • 29/12/2021

Great comprehensive course

Great comprehensive course that exposes you to a lot of different genres and techniques, gently pushing you out of the...

  • Mr Grant Davies

  • 17/12/2021

Great Course!!!

Great Course!!!! - Love the pelf-paced study options, suits my lifestyle and work. Currently doing the certificate, however will look...

  • Rachel Ryder

  • 07/12/2021

I love what I have learnt in the…

I love what I have learnt in the course, it covers off everything you need to know about the camera,...

  • Desolee Cowley

  • 29/11/2021

I have enjoyed the course so far

I have enjoyed the course so far. Feedback and help is wonderful and honest, which I appreciate. Can’t wait to...

  • Michael

  • 16/11/2021

Thoroughly enjoying the course and…

Thoroughly enjoying the course and learning different aspects of photography

  • Michael, Melbourne

  • 28/10/2021

Certificate in Professional Photography - a fantastic course for enthusiastic photographers.

I have signed up for the Certificate in Professional Photography course in early September, and just completed Module 5. I...

  • Tracy

  • 16/10/2021

Great I have enjoyed this course and…

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  • Chris Lees

  • 12/10/2021

The certificate course written by…Christopher Lees.

The certificate course written by George Seper is very informative. It can be a little heavy in places but digital...

  • Grace

  • 21/09/2021

A fantastic way to learn the ins and…

A fantastic way to learn the ins and outs of photography! I decided to enrol in the certificate course during Covid19...

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  • 11/09/2021

I have found this course very well set…

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  • 08/09/2021

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  • 08/09/2021

Fantastic course

Fantastic course! Loving every minute, Very informative and educational Love it Great tutors and professional advice throughout

  • Tracy

  • 05/09/2021

Awesome course with great support and…

Awesome course with great support and help. Reccomend

  • John Calder

  • 28/08/2021

I am very pleased with this course

I am very pleased with this course. George is very helpful and willingly shares his vast knowledge and experience. Best...

The Courses

Our cutting-edge professional photography courses are written and directed by some of the best working photographers in their field. The aim of the courses is to provide you with the knowledge and skills required for a career as a professional photographer or as a keen hobbyist. Both versions of our course, the Certificate Course and the Diploma of Photography and Photo Imaging - CUA50915, are up-to-date and comprehensive, covering every aspect of photography.

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Course Outlines

The Professional Photography Courses are delivered online, consisting of 12 comprehensive modules and 12 corresponding assignments. The courses are designed to be self-paced. Students enrolled in the Certificate Course are provided with 12 months to complete the course. Students enrolled in the Diploma Course are provided with 18 months to complete the course. Extensions are available if required.

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Advanced Modules

Students have the opportunity to delve deeper into specific areas of interest in photography by purchasing Advanced Modules. These are similar to short courses and are specially formulated materials to challenge motivated students to achieve more.

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The Institute

The Photography Institute offers you the most advanced and comprehensive online solution to learning available today. We offer the most thorough home study courses in photography using the very latest online learning techniques. Our commitment to providing the highest quality training program has resulted in unique teaching and student support systems, which produce unparalleled results.

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The Authors

Our authors have an enormous wealth of knowledge in all aspects of photography, both practical and theoretical.

George Seper

George began his photographic career in New York City in the early 1970s and has gone on to forge an illustrious career where his work has appeared in countless publications worldwide.

Yvette Worboys

Yvette Worboys has been authoring and teaching photography in the Australian VET sector since 2008 and has been published and exhibited over the last 15 years both nationally and internationally.

Julian Watt

Julian is an established, conceptual advertising photographer, that has won many international awards. Julian also has many years of experience authoring and tutoring materials in the Australian VET sector.

Our Tutors

Our handpicked tutors are not only great teachers but experts in their fields.
Yvette Worboys
Yvette has over 20 years of experience in both graphic design and photography with interests in the arts from an early age.
Justin Aitken
Justin has had his work published in many magazines, books, and websites. He has photographed international & local celebrities and acts, including Metallica, Santana, Dave Dobbyn, Fat Freddy's Drop and Coldplay.
George Seper

Internationally respected, George Seper has been photographing food for over 30 years.

Julian Watt
Julian is an established, conceptual advertising photographer based in Sydney, Australia. Clients work with him because he’s versatile, a wizard with light, has never had to do a reshoot and always makes it look easy.

Student Testimonials

Take a moment to read some of our graduate testimonials.
Mark Lancaster

Cairns, QLD

I knew very little about photography when I started the course, but as I worked through the modules, my knowledge and skills grew. This course has pushed me out of my comfort zone, and it was the best thing that could have happened to me.

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Nicole Peters

Shepparton, VIC

I decided to complete this course when I decided to turn my hobby into a career.

Studying while also working, I have gained so much skill and knowledge. I can see the difference between my photographs from the start of the course to the images that I am now able to produce.

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Tracie Hartley

Port Macquarie, NSW

Really comprehensive and detailed learning material and quick turnaround with marking of assignments.

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Cameron Crisafio

Fremantle, WA

Since completing the course, I now have so much more knowledge about my camera and the photographic process required to take great images.

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Stephen Savage

Sydney, NSW

If you are looking for a course to build your photography skill for hobby or profession, I would strongly recommend The Photography Institute. This course has opened my eyes to a much broader world of photography. Take the plunge!!

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Natalie Smith

Gold Coast, QLD

I started the Certificate course as a relative beginner. The course has guided me through a clear pathway of learning and how to apply them practically.

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Student Portfolios

All of our students are provided a free portfolio website to display their work.

Course Fees

We offer a number of flexible payment options.

Certificate Course Fees

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The Photography Institute

4407/4 Daydream Street
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RTO Code: 45423

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

For answers to our most commonly asked questions, read our FAQs.

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International locations

We offer our courses in over 30 countries around the world.

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With all our courses being 100% online, we are running as normal during the COVID-19 restrictions and shutdowns.
Our staff are working remotely and tutor/student support is available as usual. We have also modified our learning requirements to allow all students to complete their assignments entirely from home, in isolation or lockdown situations.

We wish you the best of health and safety during this difficult time we are all facing.